Thursday, July 11, 2024

Washington Doctor Fined After COVID Patient Died. He Prescribed Ivermectin; COVID Skeptics are Now Hyping Bird Flu Fears—and Making Money Pushing Prescription ‘contagion kits’, and other C-Virus related stories

Washington doctor fined after COVID patient died. He prescribed ivermectin:
A Kennewick doctor failed to meet the standard of care for five patients, one of whom died, when he prescribed ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 in 2021, the Washington Medical Commission concluded after a three-day hearing.
Dr. Michael K. Turner has been fined $5,000 and ordered to take continuing education courses, write a paper about what he learns and stop prescribing ivermectin for COVID-19.
The Washington Medical Commission has made clear that it relies on U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of medications to treat COVID as the standard of care, and ivermectin has not been approved by the FDA for COVID treatment or prevention.
Turner has the right to file a petition of reconsideration with the medical commission.
Turner told the Tri-City Herald that he questions whether less than two years into a pandemic with a rapidly changing virus it was even possible to determine a standard of care robust enough to result in the prosecution of doctors.
Even if it were possible, using the FDA as the basis to issue a standard “represents an unwelcome intrusion from a distant federal bureaucracy — with its own tangled web of special interests — into the doctor-patient relationship,” he said.
Turner disputes that the death of a patient 16 days after his initial care had anything to do with his prescription for ivermectin. --->READ MORE HERE
COVID skeptics are now hyping bird flu fears—and making money pushing prescription ‘contagion kits’:
A medical company founded by COVID-19 skeptics is selling prescription medicine as part of a “Contagion Emergency Kit,” using right-wing influencers to hype fears of bird flu to push the product.
The medications included—ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine—are the same ones touted by conservative politicians, talking heads, and medical professionals as alternative cures for COVID during the pandemic.
The Wellness Company is teaming up with online figures who denied the severity of the COVID pandemic but seem to have no problem advertising the importance of a different pandemic.
Despite only four confirmed human cases of virus since 2022, reporting on bird flu has ramped up in recent months. Those cases have worried experts and their concerns are growing.
Some even say that downplaying the virus, like what happened at the beginning of the COVID outbreak, would be perilous.
The Wellness Company and its partners certainly aren’t downplaying it. Some are casting bird flu as what could be the next supposedly government-orchestrated pandemic—and encouraging customers to arm themselves with medication so they may opt out of any potential government disease control initiatives. --->READ MORE HERE
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